Department of Economics

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in general economics, development economics, gender analysis in economics, financial economic policy, applied economics, and international economics.


Selected Publications

Stinebrickner, Ralph, Todd Stinebrickner, and Paul Sullivan (2019). "Job Tasks, Time Allocation, and Wages," Journal of Labor Economics, 37(2).

Meurs, Mieke and Rita Ismaylov (2019). Improving Assessments of Gender Bargaining Power: A Case Study from BangladeshFeminist Economics 25(1).

Yesuf, Mahmud and Randall Bluffstone (2019). Consumption Discount Rates, Risk Aversion and Wealth in Low-Income Countries: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural EthiopiaJournal of African Economies, Volume 28, Issue 1.

Leight J, Sharma V, Brown W, Costica L, Abdulaziz Sule F, Bjorkman Nyqvist M (2018). Associations between birth kit use and maternal and neonatal health outcomes in rural Jigawa state, Nigeria: A secondary analysis of data from a cluster randomized controlled trialPLoS ONE 13(12): e0208885.

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New Hub for Care Work Research Network

Maria Floro at the First Care Work and the Economy Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany. Credit: Konstantin Borner.The AU Economics Department has launched the $2.1 million Hewlett Foundation and Open Society Foundations-funded Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) Project

Freshman Harrison Eichelberger standing near the Cherry Blossoms.

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First Generation, Next Generation: Yami Payano Organizes and Connects

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A Career in Economics: It's Much More than You Think


Much more than finance, banking, business and government, a degree in economics is useful to all individuals and can lead to many interesting career choices. These four diverse individuals offer their insights on how a background in economics can be a tool for solving very human problems.